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No less than nine post-graduate students from the Centre for Invasion Biology received their degrees at Stellenbosch Universityís Faculty of Science graduation ceremony on Thursday, 11 December.

Ms. Charlene Janion-Scheepers (Zoology), Ms. Keafon Jumbam (Zoology) and Ms. Ethel Phiri (Botany) were all awarded their masters degrees cum laude. Ethel is also the winner of the Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3) medal for the best Masterís study at Stellenbosch University.

Ms. Melissa Boonzaaier graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Zoology, while Mr. Rafael Zenni received his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Botany.

The doctoral graduates, Dr. Thomas Lado (Ph.D., Botany), Dr. Elrike Marais (Ph. D., Zoology) and Dr. Dian Spear (Ph.D., Zoology) and Dr. Brian van Wilgen (D.Sc. Botany), along with Dr. Llewellyn Foxcroft who graduated in Botany at UCT earlier in the year, are the first doctoral students to graduate from the Centre.

C·I·B graduates at the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Science awards ceremony on Thursday, 11 December: from left to right: Charlene Janion-Scheepers, Dr. Elrike Marais, Dr. Thomas Lado, Ethel Phiri and Keafon Jumbam. Absent from photo: Dr. Dian Spear and Dr. Brian van Wilgen.